Ademola Babalola in Ibadan
Despite the underfunding by the federal government, the University of Ibadan has finally been ranked among 1,000 best universities in the world.
The latest ranking, which was carried out by the top rated organisation Times Higher Education (THE), showed that University of Ibadan is the only Nigerian university that made it to the top 1,000 globally ranked universities.
The latest ranking was based on Teaching , Research, Citations of scholarly publications, Industry Income and International outlook.
In the latest 2016/2017 ranking which featured 980 universities worldwide with the University of Ibadan ranked 601. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25/name/University%20of%20Ibadan/sort_by/rank_label/sort_order/asc/cols/rank_only)
Despite being the only University which entered the list of top universities in the world, University of Ibadan came behind South African universities with University of Cape Town ranking 148 followed by Stellenbosch University (401), University of KwaZulu Natal (501).